The normalization of Donald Trump began in “1984”: How George Orwell’s Newspeak has infected the news mediaThe poet Maya Angelou wisely observed, “When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.” In keeping with his fascist and authoritarian beliefs, during the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump threatened to sue members of the news media he did not like, offered conspiracy theories that “the media” were somehow unfairly maligning his campaign, called reporters “scum” and “disgraceful” and made reporters the objects of mockery and violence at his rallies. Trump’s white nationalist supporters and other deplorables responded in kind, yelling the Nazi chant “Lügenpresse” and “Jew-S-A” in roaring approval during his campaign events. President-elect Donald Trump is continuing his war on the free press with enemies lists, a proposed expansion of slander and libel laws and threats to ban critics in the news media access to his administration.
Britain to get 1st major exhibition of Canada's Franklin artifactsThe first major exhibition of artifacts from the sunken Arctic wreck of HMS Erebus is planned during Canada's 150th birthday next year — but Canadians will have to travel to Britain to see it. The Franklin expedition show, sponsored in part by the Canadian Museum of History, will debut in 2017 at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, CBC News has learned. The British unveiling is the latest twist in a controversy over ownership and control of unique artifacts from Sir John Franklin's 19th-century quest for the Northwest Passage. No camera, no proof: Why Sammy Kogvik didn't tell anyone about HMS Terror find ANALYSIS | 'It just got much more complicated': Why the discovery of HMS Terror only raises more questions
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